Skip to main content

tv   Good Morning America Weekend Edition  ABC  August 27, 2016 7:00am-8:01am PDT

7:00 am
good morning, america. breaking overnight, flash floods, nearly seven inches in two hours, overwhelming parts of kansas city. rushing water rising in an instant. waist high in places. cars swamped. drivers looking for safety on their roofs. this creek rising ten feet in one hour, and rivers raging. forecast. caught in the crossfire, the cousin of chicago bulls star dwyane wade struck and killed by a stray bullet while pushing her baby in a stroller on chicago's south side. >> we got a female shot in the head. >> the rising violence hitting close to home for the nba champ. the comments he made just a day before the murder. taking heat. donald trump under fire again. is he shifting stances on undocumented immigrants? his meeting with hispanic leaders.
7:01 am
republican governor, digging in over an obscene message he left for a state democrat. >> i would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you [mute]. >> that's just the beginning. what started this war of words. bashed-up billionaire. virgin's richard branson and his run-in with the road. how the daredevil who crossed the ocean in a hot air balloon and is setting his sights on space says he was nearly killed by a bicycle. good saturday morning. we want to thank you for joining us and we do start here with two developing weather stories. >> look at the map. it's busy out there in the tropics this morning. there's a disturbance heading toward florida. it's been getting a lot of attention in the media in recent days. in a minute rob is going to break down how bad this thing will or will not be. overnight, this, a wave of
7:02 am
city, missouri, triggering flash floods. several people had to be rescued. >> look at this picture posted by a diner at a local restaurant. flood waters outside, the power out inside and a candlelight dinner there. >> let's go over to rob who's got your weather this morning. >> good morning, paula. some of that heavy rain hitting right in the entertainment district of kansas city. the radar estimates showing over six inches of rain in just a couple of hours. this is one of many cities that seems like in the past month that's been getting hit with flash floods during the overnight period and that's exactly what happened in the last 12 hours causing chaoin overnight a flash flood emergency in kansas city. the storm leaving roads impassable and creating lakes in parking lots. nearly seven inches of rain forcing the city to shut down in some areas. the rushing water waist high, swallowing everything in its path. the floods reeking havoc on these cars on the street and in underground parking lots.
7:03 am
rapids and rising over ten feet in just one hour. >> this is downtown k.c. right now. >> reporter: police keeping busy overnight, rescuing stranded residents, some even from the roofs of their cars. torrential downpours also drenching indiana. fast-moving thunderstorms dumping an inch of rain in just 30 minutes. and in iowa, the city of elkader experiencing near record flooding. after heavy rains drenched that region. the turkey river cresting at 22.5 fee so much humidity in the air this time of year so all you need is a trigger to get some of that moisture to dump out of the sky rapidly. that's what happened last night. unfortunately for kansas city we've got another batch of rain with thunderstorms embedded in this about to roll through this area and now heading towards springfield and also i think chicago will see some wet weather this morning. tropics, we've got four circles on the map. gaston shouldn't be an issue.
7:04 am
we're watching that. this is getting a lot of attention over the past few days because we thought it would develop into something. thankfully it hasn't really done that but it is going to make a run to the gulf of mexico. about a 20% to 40% chance of developing over the next couple of days once it gets into the gulf of mexico. for florida, in the next 48 hours heavy rainfall. we could see three or four inches of rainfall across southern florida. this disturbance south of louisiana, that's going to trigger rain across an area that obviously doesn't need any more rainfall. hopefully most of the heavy stuff will stay across the immediate coastline and in through parts of southeast texas. a lot of activity across the gulf of mexico, and we'll certainly be monitoring this and more throughout the show. paula, back to you. >> you've always got your eyes on the weather. we'll check in with you a little bit later. thank you, rob. breaking news out of chicago where gun violence has hit the family of nba star dwyane wade. his cousin, who was a mother of
7:05 am
crossfire. wade had just spoken out about gun violence in his hometown and abc's alex perez is in chicago for us this morning. alex, just an awful story. >> reporter: that's right, good morning, paula. dwyane wade and his family have long spoken out against the violence here in chicago. his cousin was walking down the street, not the intended target, when she was killed. >> we got a female shot in the head. >> reporter: this morning, chicago's violent crime epidemic hitting the family of nba superstar dwyane wade. >> we got a crime scene at 6350. we got shell casings. >> reporter: 32-year-old nykea aldridge was pushing a stroller when she was gunned down in the city's south side friday afternoon. an innocent victim caught in deadly crossfire. the three-time nba champion just traded to his hometown bulls now mourning the death of his cousin, tweeting, "another act of senseless gun violence. four kids lost their mom for no reason. #enoughisenough." wade's mother tearfully condemning the loss of her
7:06 am
shoulder. >> i believe it's senseless. just going to register her kids in school and bullets that fly around and have no name decided to find its way to her head. >> reporter: the murder rate in chicago up a staggering 48% this year. that wave of violence bringing the former miami heat star and fellow nba players to an espn town hall just one day before the murder. >> it's about coming together and understanding that it's deep rooted and this is something that didn't start today. this is someth going to end tomorrow. >> reporter: police now questioning possible suspects. >> we are talking to a couple of individuals that were in the area that's given us information regarding this shooting. >> reporter: the community still hoping for change. >> we're still going to try to help these people to transform their minds and give them a different direction so this thing won't keep happening. >> reporter: and chicago police here say this is still an ongoing investigation.
7:07 am
>> very difficult for the family with no arrests having been made. alex, thank you. let's turn now to the race for the white house, and donald trump focusing on a crucial battle ground state this morning after a week in which he and hillary clinton traded accusations of racism. abc's david wright is in des moines with that story. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is where it all began, a roller coaster ago, trump comes back to first in the nation, iowa today to speak at the annual pig roast hosted by iowa senator joanie ernest. his appearance comes at a time when the race has taken a nasty turn. this week, eager to win over latino voters, donald trump evolved on his signature issue. >> people don't know how well we're doing with hispanics and latinos. we're doing so well. >> reporter: gone are the days when he talked about summarily deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> we got some real bad ones and they're out of here. your head will spin. >> reporter: this week his changing positions on that issue
7:08 am
>> there certainly could be a softening. because we're not looking to hurt people. >> reporter: first suggesting he would soften his issue on the mass deportations. then on cnn -- >> i don't think it's a softening. i've had people say it's a hardening. >> reporter: trump's schedule, too, was a moving target, first touting a major speech in phoenix, then abruptly cancelling the phoenix appearance, then trump tweets that the event is still on but changing the venue to a much larger one. but in the end, the event was off, no explanation given. clinton has used the immigration issue to call trump out as a racist, also calling him out for the questions he's raised about president obama's birth. >> he promoted the racist lie that president obama is not really an american citizen. >> reporter: but her campaign was the first to raise that issue back in 2007 when her then campaign manager proposed targeting obama's lack of
7:09 am
as the trump campaign repeatedly questions hillary clinton's physical and mental health, the billionaire's doctor is standing by his glowing prediction that trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. >> his health is excellent, particularly his mental health. he thinks he's the best, which works out just fine. >> reporter: that letter remains the only information that trump has released about his health. the park avenue doctor told nbc that he normally wouldn't use such over the top language, but in trump's case he made an exception. paula? >> thank you very much, david. there's plenty of political drama in maine where the governor there is apologizing for an expletive-laced tirade. republican governor paul lepage lashed out against the democratic legislator in what you could say was a very colorful, obscenity-packed voice mail.
7:10 am
bureau with more on the war of words. good morning, devin. >> reporter: this is a shocking and offensive voice message from a state's governor that was made public by his political opponents, but on the recording governor paul lepage says it's a message he wanted the public to hear. this morning maine's republican governor is digging in over an obscene message he left for a state democrat. >> this is governor paul richard lepage. i would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you [mute]. i've spent my life helping black people and you little son of a [mute], socialist [mute], i am after you. >> reporter: it's a threat bye page lepage took further, challenging state rep drew gattine to a dual. telling reporters, i would not put my gun in the air, i would point it between his eyes. >> i do not apologize for what i said. i don't think it's any more outrageous than him calling me a racist. >> reporter: gattine denies calling lepage racist but has accused the governor of using racially charged words like this
7:11 am
problem conference. >> the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in are people of color or people of hispanic origin. >> reporter: the governor repeatedly framing maine's drug epidemic in racial terms. earlier he made an explosive claim about heroin traffickers. >> these are guys with the name d money, smoothie, shifty. they come up here, they sell their heroin and then they go back home. incidentally, half the time before they leave. >> reporter: top maine democrats have called lepage unfit for office. he refuses to resign but lepage of course has taken pride in his brash style saying earlier this year, quote, i was donald trump before donald trump became popular. dan. >> donald trump has praised him. all right, devin, thank you. we're going to move on now to the parents of a young american woman killed after
7:12 am
isis. they're speaking out about a promise they say the president that they say was not kept. this as a playground in honor of their daughter, kayla mueller, will be dedicated this morning. and abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross has their story. >> my name is kayla mueller. >> reporter: it's been three years this month that kayla mueller was first taken hostage by isis. >> it's very terrifying here. >> reporter: her parents, marcia and carl, learned of her death 18 months later when isis sent pictures of kayla's body. president obama said he was heartbroken, and traveled to arizona to meet the muellers and asked what he could do for them. >> i said, mr. president, i'd be remiss if i didn't give you the opportunity to support kayla's foundation, and he said i will help that foundation. i'm still waiting. >> there hasn't been such a donation? >> no. i'm still waiting for that donation, mr. president. >> reporter: at the white house friday, abc news correspondent
7:13 am
>> can the mueller family expect that the president and the obamas will make a donation to their foundation in the name of kayla mueller soon? >> as i mentioned, i can't speak to any previous conversations that they've had but i can tell you that -- >> but is a donation coming? >> the foundation, kayla's hands, that's been established in her memory, is certainly the kind of foundation that the president and first lady have supported in the past, and i would anticipate that they would make a financial contribution to continue supporting it. >> reporter: the foundation is so important to the muellers, because they say it helps to keep the memory of kayla alive. a young woman who loved children and put her life at risk to help them in places far from the comfort of her own home. this arizona playground in memory of kayla will be dedicated in a ceremony later today. brian ross, abc news, prescott, arizona. >> our thanks to brian for that report.
7:14 am
a look at the other headlines that we're covering this morning. good morning, ron. >> good morning to you, paula, dan, sara. robert, good morning to you. good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news overnight, an arrest in connection of the murder of two nuns in mississippi. 46-year-old rodney earl sanders has been taken into custody and charged with two counts of capital murder. sister paula merrill and sister margaret held were found dead of stab wounds thursday morning in their home in the town of durant. police not revealing a motive for those murders. in italy, a day of n mourning as the first victims of that massive earthquake are laid to rest. aftershocks are still jolting that part of the country where the quake struck this week. the death toll rising to nearly 300 people killed, more than 30 still missing. the last living victim was rescued wednesday night. hope fading as rescues use high tech cameras to search for possible survivors. work crews hoisting into damaged
7:15 am
belongings of families effected. back in the u.s., a precaution against the zika outbreak, the agency advising that all blood donations should be screened for the virus. there are more than 2500 cases of zika in the 50 states so far. however, there are no known cases of zika transmission from blood transfusions here in the u.s. a federal judge has ruled in favor of two transgender students and an employee of the universities of north carolina saying the school cannot block them from using bathrooms that match their gender self-identity. this ruling conflicts with a state law, the state's so-called bathroom law that restricts the restroom a person can use to the gender on their birth certificate. that decision affecting only those three people so far. in france, the country's highest court overturning the so-called burkini ban in a town near nice. the ban allowed the full body bathing suits used by some women to be restricted, the ban that is. about 30 seaside towns have issues these bans and could be effected by the decision. the restrictions have sparked international outcry.
7:16 am
uninhabited island in the western asia-pacific. the crew of a huge navy plane spotting the huge s.o.s. written in the sand. they called a coast guard from guam which sent a ship to get the two stranded boaters. the pair had been missing for a week. reminds me of "gilligan's island." you know that, remember that one, right? >> we're not that old. >> most of us dread a trip to the dmv but some people in a town of north carolina actually go to the dmv to relax. the dmv in holly springs, carolina is a cafe that serves sweets and smoothies. there's even a play area, dan, for kids. >> are you saying dan is a kid or for his child? >> may think about bringing his son there. >> i think this is a vile government conspiracy of some sort. >> to get you to renew your license? >> yes. i'm sure of it. >> the manager said some people actually go inside and then come back out because they can't believe they went into a dmv. >> this can't be the dmv.
7:17 am
tried to guess what part of the country. i knew it had to be somewhere in the south. >> where was it? >> north carolina, holly springs. >> north carolina, right? >> yes. >> how is the weather there in the south? >> actually -- >> he doesn't know. >> thank you, ron. this video out of huntsville, alabama where it is the south and they had some stormy conditions there with winds gusting over 60 miles per hour at times, knocking out some power and even igniting some of the power lines with transformers blowing up. that happened around 6:00 yesterday afternoon. there's a little shelf cloud from the storm that was rolling that way. out west to current county, california, the range fire here getting up to about 600 acres with zero percent containment, one of a couple of dozen fires burning in the west. this is causing air quality issues across parts of central california. red flag warnings for parts of western wyoming, in critical fire danger and parts of eastern
7:18 am
another hot day for lewiston and windy conditions will be starting to crank up and will peak later tonight. winds over 34 miles per hour as this cold front drops down and cools things off. obviously the winds not helping there. flash flood watch for prescott to flagstaff, arizona as an enhanced monsoon flow gets going today. >> all right, it is a saturday in august. we, of course, will then have the beach forecast coming up in the next half-hour.
7:19 am
>> we'll get them blown up for you. are you ready for some baseball? >> let's do it. >> is that actually the saying, are you ready for some baseball? >> even i knew that. >> that's bad when you're trumped by dan. the excitement is reaching a fever pitch at the little league world series. young athletes with big dreams are battling it out for the championship title with the final four teams are taking the field this afternoon. it's the big weekend for these little league titans. >> being in the little league world series is like one of the best things in my life. >> reporter: the top four teams in the world set to battle it out for baseball supremacy. of the four, two american teams remain. >> make them pay. eyes on the ball. >> reporter: the goodlettsville, tennessee all stars plugged their way to victory in dramatic fashion. >> grand slam for zach mcwilliams! >> reporter: now vying for their second shot at glory, hoping to avenge their loss in the 2012 title game. >> to make it here twice is amazing but to actually go to
7:20 am
they'll have to make it through the undefeated upstarts in the upstate, maine, the first upstate team to make it to the little league world series in 39 years. >> making it to the u.s. championship knowing that we made it this far is just amazing. >> reporter: this cinderella squad getting some major league support from mlb commissioner rob manfred. >> i'm an upstate new york kid and rooting for upstate new york. >> reporter: to big ben himself. >> hey there, maine little ag this is ben roethlisberger and we're rooting for you guys. >> reporter: both teams ready to step up to the plate and take a swing for destiny on the diamond. >> it's not about wins and losses but about enjoying the moment. >> reporter: those two teams hoping to make the highlight reel today but hopefully for a better reason than this. take a look at this wild pitch from the south korea/mexico game thursday. the ball goes wide, past the catcher and right into the espn camera. >> that poor cameraman. we should get him a scone from
7:21 am
>> it's actually a cupcake. >> he's okay. there was nobody injured. >> it looks like it didn't actually break the lens. >> no, but it broke the glass. that's good you were thinking that way. >> thank you for dissecting the camera. >> you can watch the international and u.s. championship games at the little league world series right here on abc starting at 12:30 eastern. >> ron once hit a grand slam. >> when he was 12 years old. >> little league, 12 years old. highlight of my life actually. >> it was in 1912. they wrote about it in the paper. coming up on "gma" this saturday morning, new video in a high profile murder case. what happened when the ex-wife of an fsu professor was told by police that her former husband had been gunned down. the makers of epipen being slammed for hiking prices, the politics at play and what kind of alternatives are available. hey there, hi. why do people have eyebrows? why do people put milk on cereal? oh, are you reading why people put milk on cereal?
7:22 am
l (mimics a stomach grumble) no more questions for you! ooph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? yeah, happens to more people than you think... try lactaid, it's real milk, without that annoying lactose. good, right? mmm, yeah. i got your back. lactaid. it's the milk that doesn't mess with you. ? what if an insurance company wasn't only there when things went wrong? because for every tornado... there's a twister. for every crash... an even bigger collision. for every robbery... a heart that's been stolen. for every fire... a dozen flames. and for every tailspin...
7:23 am
nderstands that getting the most out of life doesn't just mean being there when things go completely wrong. it's about being here... here... and here... in all of life's moments. when things go perfectly... right. ? [ school bell ringing] we were learning about how talented the ancient greeks were, and suddenly i traveled back in time! or an athlete! i could have even been an architect! then i realized, i don't have to go back in time to do amazing things. i can start today.
7:24 am
i work 'round the clock. i want my blood sugar to stay in control. so i asked about tresiba?. ? tresiba? ready ? even longer than 24 hours. i want to trim my a1c. ? tresiba? ready ? tresiba? provides powerful a1c reduction. releases slow and steady. works like your body's insulin. when my schedule changes... i want something that delivers. ? tresiba? ready ? i can take tresiba? any time of day. so if i miss or delay a dose, i take it when i remember, as long as there's at least 8 hours between doses.
7:25 am
twice as long as lantus?, which lasts 4 weeks. tresiba? is used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes. don't use tresiba? to treat diabetic ketoacidosis, during episodes of low blood sugar, or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. don't share needles or insulin pens. don't reuse needles. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may cause dizziness, sweating, check your blood sugar.. low blood sugar can be serious and may be life-threatening. injection site reactions may occur. tell your doctor about all medicines you take and all your medical conditions. insulins, like tresiba?, may cause serious side effects like heart failure. your insulin dose shouldn't be changed without asking your doctor. get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing... fast heartbeat, extreme drowsiness, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, dizziness, or confusion. ask your doctor if you're tresiba? ready.
7:26 am
7:27 am
7:28 am
7:30 am
welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, enough is enough. chicago bulls star dwyane wade reacting to the rising violence in chicago after his own cousin was killed by a stray bullet. while pushing her baby in a stroller on the south side. the nba champ this morning calling for a stop to the carnage. right now ryan lochte's lawyer saying the olympic brazilian police. they are charging him with making a false statement after he claimed that he and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint in rio earlier this month at the olympics. a brazilian court can still try him in his absence, however. and two police officers in two different towns, they are lucky to be alive this morning thanks to none other than their badges. both officers, one in huntington beach, california, and the other in the las vegas area, in separate instances dodging
7:31 am
the badges took a beating but both officers we are happy to report are doing great. who would have thought those small badges would end up saving their lives. >> incredible reminder that this is a dangerous job. coming up on the show this morning, he has survived risky adventures in the air and at sea, but it was a bicycle accident that gave billionaire richard branson the scare of his life. the pictures coming up from sara in just a moment. first, we have new developments in a high profile murder case. the police video news showing the moment when the victim's ex-wife learns about the killing. >> wendi adelson breaks down when police inform her that her ex-husband, fsu professor dan markel, was gunned down in his florida home. two people are facing murder charges in this particular case, and abc's eva pilgrim joins us in the studio with more. good morning, eva. >> reporter: this morning the mystery behind a prominent florida university professor's murder still has a lot of unanswered questions.
7:32 am
focused on his ex-wife and her family. this morning for the first time we are getting a look at the moment homicide detectives tell wendi adelson her ex-husband, prominent law school professor dan markel, was shot in front of his home. >> daniel has been taken to the hospital. he's not going to survive. >> my god. >> abc news obtained the police interview as part of a public records request. in july 2014 markel was shot in the head just as he pulled into the garage of his tallahassee home. two suspects have been arrested for his murder, but in court documents investigators say the pair were enlisted to commit the murder, even outlining a possible connection to the slain professor's ex-wife's family. saying the motive stemmed from the desperate desire of the adelson family to relocate wendi and the children to south florida, something markel was preventing through the courts. >> danny didn't treat me very
7:33 am
maybe someone did this, not because they hate danny but because they thought this was good somehow. >> i think their goal was obviously to have her in the police station, tell her what happened, let her react to that, and then see if they could potentially wear her down. >> reporter: adelson opening up to police about a conversation she had with her brother, florida dentist, dr. charles adelson, about a broken tv set. >> he knew danny treated me badly and it was always this joke. heai man and it was cheaper to get you this tv. >> reporter: meanwhile, the family pointing out they have not been charged with any crimes. their lawyers releasing this statement denying any connection to the murder. none of the adelsons had anything to do with dan's murder. and the family's lawyer saying investigators have combed through every call, text message and relationship connection to their clients for almost two years now. the two men who are facing charges in this murder have both pleaded not guilty.
7:34 am
in november. lots of twists and turns, very hard to keep up with. >> lots of players. >> wild story, eva. thank you. let's send things over to rob marciano for the promised beach ball forecast. >> nice day across the northeast, less humidity, brighter sunshine. so head out there. don't forget to wear the sun screen. it's still strong this time of year. water temperatures well into the 70s across parts of the northeast and into the 80s and 90s across the south. might see some showers and thunderstorms pop up here, especially across the louisiana coastline and parts of south florida as we watch that tropicalis very warm and humid south of the mason-dixon line. temperatures will be in the lower 90s. plus humidity. some of this is getting up towards the northeast but a little drier than it was at least yesterday. tomorrow will warm things up more than that. 80s and 90s. big blue h in control. this is what's driving the southern tropical stuff towards florida and we've got four active areas here including gaston. we're looking at the one that
7:35 am
attention-grabbing news this week as potentially developing into a hurricane. right now it doesn't look to be the case. rain across parts of florida, maybe getting into the gulf of mexico earlier this week. >> this weather cast is brou to you by panera bread. there you go. >> oh! >> give sara a ball. >> while this goes on, let me just tell you what's coming up here on "gma." we're going to tell you about the moment billionaire richard branson thought he was a goner. what he's saying about how he cheated death. and britney spears bumps
7:36 am
commercial and the results are hilarious. it's straight ahead with the one, the only, the beach ball-loving, sara haines in "pop news." words you don't often hea. words we at panera live by. because clean food is food as it should be. with no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and no colors from artificial sources. we think clean food tastes better, feels better, does better. 100% of our food will be clean by year's end. every bite will be food as it should be.
7:37 am
is this my car? state farm knows that for every one of those moments... what? there's one of these... sam, i gotta go... is this my car? this is ridiculous!
7:38 am
state farm is here to help life go right.
tv-commercial
7:39 am
billionaire richard branson
7:40 am
boating exploits. >> but believe it or not, it was a bicycle accident that gave him the fright of his life, and sara is here with more. >> good morning, paula. >> good morning to you. >> they say when you fall off a horse or bike, you have to get right back on and in typical richard branson fashion, that's exactly what he's doing. >> reporter: sir richard branson, no stranger to pushing the limits. >> i think i've been told i'm crazy ever since i was quite a young boy. >> reporte after suffering a major crash involving his bike. genuinely thought i was going to die, branson tweeted, recounting the painful accident. the 66-year-old billionaire entrepreneur out cycling in the british virgin islands hit a bump in the road that sent him hurling through the air. my bike went flying off the cliff and disappeared. my cheek has been badly damaged, my knee, chin, shoulder and body severely cut. but for branson the biggest injury, having to drink tea from
7:41 am
the father of two is known for his penchant for the extreme. from ballooning across the atlantic to kite surfing the english channel, to founding a travel company to take tourists to space all to make headlines for his brand. >> when you think of virgin, you think of sir richard branson. he's always stylish and cool and on the cutting edge. >> i certainly think i've run out of my nine lives but i've been definitely born under a lucky star. >> reporter: in this case, branson's lucky star in the form my life." the mogul adding that he's not letting this latest brush with fate keep him down. my attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face at least you're moving forward. i'm practicing what i preach, a little too literally. branson says he still hopes to take part in next month's virgin strive challenge, a month-long, 1200-plus mile run, hike, swim and bike expedition through italy.
7:42 am
back and take it easy for a while. >> amazing. >> he's 66. he looks great. >> yeah. >> even with the injuries. >> it's impressive. >> inspiration. >> you should step up. >> he looks a little harder and tougher now. >> yes, i could use a little bit of that. coming up here on "gma," the epipen firestorm and looking at the alternatives after the huge price increases for the life-saving allergy shot. and why you may only need one cup of coffee to wake up but your co-worker needs two. i need more than two. >> yes. you need an intravenous drip. i need more than two. >> yes.
7:43 am
[bell rings] i like to use my backpack as a basketball! i use mine as a science experiment!
tv-commercial
7:44 am
a drum solo! i just use my backpack for books and stuff. embark backpacks. guaranteed for one year. whistling a birthday song train whistling trumpet blows bell ringing
7:45 am
they're those emergency allergy treatments and whether there are
7:46 am
correspondent dr. jen ashton. >> good morning. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. first and foremost, this is a bit of a political discussion, too, and there's no competition in the marketplace. do you see that changing in the future? >> we hope so. and no question this is a complex story. there are medical aspects, financial aspects, political aspects. if you follow the money trail, it's not just the drug manufacturer. it's the drug distributor. it's these pbrs or pharmacy benefit managers. it's the insurance companies. it's lobby everyone has a hand in this massive price increase, believe it or not. and look, this is a cheap drug with a kind of complicated injectable delivery system. in the last couple of years, two companies have tried to bring competition to market only to get caught up in the red tape of the fda regulatory obstacles. good news though, because of this and because of all the outcry, it's possible that as early as 2017 we could see teva
7:47 am
>> that is great news. the epipen is not just for kids. you say you've had to use it before. it's for adults. we're talking about a life-threatening situation. >> it affects about 1% to 3% of the population, kids and adults. i'm one of them. my own grandmother died of an anaphylactic reaction. this is something that people need within seconds to minutes of starting that allergy. there might not be time. >> consumer angle here. i know there have been a lot of replicas popping up online, on ebay, what have you, but are there ways for people to cost-cut on this particular medicine? >> right now mylan is trying to say look for our rebates, our coupons, talk to your insurance companies, your pharmacists, your local politician. i would say word of caution, you're seeing them pop up online, even on ebay which is against ebay's policy. do not buy this medication anywhere other than a reputable pharmacy. you could literally risk your life. >> dr. jen, great advice as
7:48 am
coming up on "good morning america," having fun while baby sleeps. it's straight ahead in "pop news." america," having fun while baby sleeps. it's straight ahead in pop news. well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "oh, i have to have it..." is it suede? it's suede. i love suede. state farm knows that every one those moments, there's one of these... well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "i have to have it..." it's suede. i love suede. that's why we're there, with renters insurance, when things go wrong... but also here, with a rewards credit card, to help life go right. state farm. kick off fall with a deal like never before on weber's best grills at lowe's. now get $100 off all weber genesis grills. plus get free delivery, assembly and haul away with your purchase. make your home happy with fall's best savings right now
7:49 am
a leading consumer testing publication recently tested the top laundry detergents. the winner - persil 2 in 1, didn't only beat tide... it beat every single detergent tested. boom. switch to persil proclean 2 in 1. #1 rated. clean food.
7:50 am
no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners. no colors from artificial sources. 100% of our food will be clean by year's end. that's food as it should be.
7:51 am
7:52 am
time time for "pop news," and these words just came out of sara's mouth, "i need you to pay attention to me." it's what she's thinking all the time. finally the thought -- >> it's the middle child anthem. just get on board, okay? oops, she did it again. britney spears teamed up with kevin bacon for a new ad for a u.k. cell phone company for its deal with apple music. the "footloose" actor drives us crazy in the hilarious u.k. spot. take a look. ? oops i did it again ? >> kevin, what have i told you
7:53 am
>> oops, i did it again. >> britney is clearly protective of the iconic red cat suit and we can't hold it against her. the puns are too much. i've done this two days in a row. the pop star recently dropped her ninth studio album gt glory" and she's also gearing up to perform at the vmas this morning where i'll be lucky enough to give you the latest on the show monday morning. >> he hasn't lost his moves since "footloose." >> he's amazing. if you tune into our periscope, you n a really good impression. >> very bad. >> you missed a very important aspect of that though. sara is going to be at the vmas. did you hear that? >> oh, okay. >> paula, you're assuming he's interested in anything i do. pay attention. the world's best guitarist descended upon finland for the 21st annual air guitar world championships. yes, there is such a thing. all to show their skills and spread a message of world peace.
7:54 am
1996 with a philosophy fit for rocking in the free world. organizers saying wars would end, climate change stop and all bad things disappear if all the people in the world played the air guitar. numerous contestants shredded on stage but the ultimate winner was the flying fin, taking home a real life guitar. do you guys agree with that philosophy? >> do you think any of them actually play the guitar in real life? >> no. why? if you're so good at the air guitar, why get a real one? >> if everyone played air guitar there would be no more climate change, no more war? possibly. not a bad start. >> you would be distracted. >> entertained, laughing. >> billions of people playing air guitar. >> there's a lot of funny involved with air guitar. >> i believe you. >> a global lowering of the iq, would no longer be able to -- anyway. >> save it for commercial. >> butterfly effects. a new study in scientific report has identified a gene that might explain why some people perk up to caffeine more than others. scientists found people with a
7:55 am
coffee than others. i've been wondering about that. people who carry a specific variant of this gene metabolize caffeine slowly so need less to feel the effects. no matter how strong you feel the java volt, coffee has been linked to an array of health benefits. little known fact, dan harris does not drink coffee. >> i can't drink coffee. i might have that gene. >> you might be more of a ray of sunshine if you took in some sunshine. >> he's a little too sensitive for once to something, that would be caffeine. one mother is using her newborn's nap time to unwind. but we're not taking about catching zs. l.a. photographer laura izumikawa dresses her baby in elaborate costumes as a creative outlet. 4-month-old joey has been flash, san solo, pikachu and more. she said sleeping when the baby sleeps just didn't work for her. she's creating fun memories instead.
7:56 am
wi >> i would never wake a sleeping baby. 00 >> great "pop news." i paid attention for at least part of it. we'll see you tomorrow morning right here on "gma." "pop news." i paid attention for at least part of it.
7:57 am
7:58 am
7:59 am
8:00 am
henderson... where police have taped off a gated community. this is on pleasure lane...near paradise hills and the 5-15, we are hearing reports of a possible shooting but are still waiting to hear from police. again -- we haven't been able to confirm anything with authorities. as soon as we get more information so will you on air and online at ktnv dot com. good lesley marin alongside 13 first alert meteorologist dan bronis -- dan are we going to see more rain in the day ahead? ((ad-lib)) rainfall is still possible as we go into your saturday with much cooler temperatures. highs today will remain below the normal with a forecast high at 95. if the clouds do remain most of the day we will struggle to hit that number and if it rains throughout the day we will be much cooler than that. speaking of rain we could see

235 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on